Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Victorian Hugos

Over at io9, the great scholar of historic science fiction Jess Nevins (who has decoded a great many ultra-obscure references from Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentleman for the reading public) is running a series of imaginary WorldCons from 1885 to 1930.

This is pure awesomeness. It would be a great place to take this blog when I finish up with the real, modern Hugos (only five years left!). On the other hand, I'm getting kind of burnt out, so let's just read Nevins' thoughts...


  1. This is such a great concept. I love how the guy gives some insight on what audiences at the time were into as far as books go. Thanks for highlighting this!

  2. Yes, thanks for this. This is going to be a fun series to read.